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-- resident of massachusetts general. then as a speechwriter for vice president mondale for their presidential campaign then when he came to the new republic in 1981. that was the golden age. and what was interesting is of group of people with a group of ideas that frequently fought over them but at any rate charles won the national award at coveted prize then when it to go to "the washington post" and since it has continued to write for the "washington post" as it is an inspiring columnist you write one column per week it you cannot do more than that but it called the most powerful force kahane of american kazoo for to miss them. calling him the most important conservative columnist. you can hear him tonight to hear questions from the floor so save up your questions you are in for a real treat. mr. krauthammer. [applause] >> 84 being here mr. president and mrs. bush. there are nice introductions and there are kind introductions that lists your achievements transcribe and notarize to end said your mother a copy. to state -- despite your pitch reduction you included things that i now have to ex
of massachusetts who knew the whitey bulger case also contacted them, as did angelo, this forensic investigative who got a lot of the files and the confluence of the three of us, then reading my book, resulted in delphi keo on the 30th of march, 2006, came up from sarasota, florida, were hit retired with full pension and was indicted on four counts of murder. on the right, that's a picture of him the night before surrendering. allowed him to surrender but the next day after he was a million dollars bail was set for him, okay? 50 agents support them, showed up in lieu suits, white shirts, either red eyes are blue ties and they surrounded him as he walked out down the supreme court and there was a scene unlike you've ever seen. they were like pushing people away. they look like soccer hooligans. they were banging guys out of the way, straight army cuts protecting them while reporters were trying to protecting the they called it body checking the senator grassley from iowa mentioned this at a senate hearing whether fbi agent should be so quick to protect somebody who's presumed innocent of course,
in massachusetts where whittier was from. i had whittier rammed down my throat and didn't like him much. when the library of america called me to do the book on whittier, i thought, all right. i reread him and he was marvelous. i was too young for him. besides being a good poet. he was a wonderful man in many ways and was a long time abolitionist. he was more than antislavery. he wanted slavery enended. he didn't the president in a gradual way. i was interested in literary figures whom we know as literary fill your and their history. >> we come to history from a similar literary place. my graduate degree is in american literature, and i live on man tuck et largely because i like mobby dick. [laughter] and he does. >> i wrote a little book about that. and -- >> i'm a fan. and -- like wise. continuing and i was actually named for nathaniel haw thorn. wasn't it said that his biography of franklin piers was the greatest work of fiction he had ever written. >> yeah, it was said that. and he dedicated. when he dedicated a book to franklin piers. raffle -- ralph waldo emmerson took it out. he wrote
, i'm from massachusetts and i grew up in massachusetts we're drenched or hunched over with history, at least by american standards but then when i moved to austin itself and on history and jeff, what was your response to that coming from houston's? >> you came from -- from houston, yeah, in houston it seemed to me growing up there really wasn't any history there. houston always seemed to me to be a city about making money. if there's a historic site, somebody thinks they can make money on, they will tear it down. [laughter] whereas if they got a little bit different here in austin and things do change, but there's just a very rich history here. i'm amazed and going around in telling the stories how little of it to details of it and the importance of it on our life now that people have been here for a long time really know. >> i wrote denizens from mark's book which applies to both of these books. he said the frontier has always proved attractive to those with a facility for conjuring utopian images. i wanted to ask both of you kind of what the frontier means in the context of the c
a senator from massachusetts, member of the house was very concerned about it. shelby, a conservative senator, was for it. so they said let's have opt-in instead of opt-out. these are the keywords. and, basically, opt out is pretty much what they give you now. if you're upset about something and you want to go through a rigamarole, you can say i want my data not used in this way. opt in you would have been required to give explicit permission for your information to be merged with other streams of information, then turned over to brokers of information, people who sell it, and you would have control over how this information was used. it's all the difference in the world. be opt in, opt out. and markey, as i say, and others went to clinton and said, look, whatever we think of this bill -- which is a horrible bill bill -- be you're going to sign it -- if you're going to sign it which you seem determined to do, why don't you at least have this opt-in protection over the records that are being merged. and clinton refused to do that. he promised at fist, and then he -- at first, and then
of his life was in vermont and new hampshire, massachusetts also. nonetheless, he knew someone in ann arbor and came from the invitation of then president dan burton invited him in 1921 to be kind of a writer in residence. now, you can't throw a stone at a university without uncovering a writer or an artist in residence. but at that time, which is after all almost a century ago, it was close to a revolutionary notion. artists are kept at a very stiff arms removed from academe and frost was not a scholar, nor a university graduate himself. he ended up receiving all sorts of honorary degrees and became often a dr. of humane letters. at the time, he was some i.d. who is more known as a farmer and private citizen. for a university to invite him and say you are a person of consequence, why do you hang around was really rather remarkable. he came in 1821. the state for a year. he went back to vermont and returned again for a couple of years. 1923 and 224. so his tenure here was relatively brief. it was nonetheless during an important. but his creative life and the problems we think of as ab
induction ceremony at 93 k-kilo street and bedford, massachusetts where your client is on the tape. i wasn't going to say he didn't record it i have to hear it. what i heard was there was a ceremony and they put a gun on the table. they brought a nice outcome finger, but the card, the whole works. i said, you know, this is really remarkable that the testimony that i heard all these years, which i used to laugh at and make fun of, apparently has some validity to it. so we are trying a motion to suppress in this case. this is the case where they end up saying the fbi agent to prison for 10 years. connolly or more up in boston and catch india ei and also supplies. that's a whole different story. i'm sitting down because i get the feeling the case is ever going to be resolved in the as three murder charges against him. i could wrap it up if i were able to resolve it before the trial began. the agents were lying on the stand. but i could prove it at the time as far as taking testimony from the informants and the like. i sat down with vinnie and his associate, jay arbors out, who was a patrician
a senator from massachusetts as a member of the house who is very concerned about it. shelby a conservative senator is for it. they said let's have -- opt in instead of opt out. these are the key words and basically opt out is pretty much what they give you now. if you're upset about something and you want to go through the rigmarole you can say i want a date and not used in this way. you would have been required to give explicit permission for your information to be merged with other screens of information and turned over to her's and people who sell it. you would have control over how this information was used. opt in, opt out. markey and others went to clinton and said look whatever we think of this bill which is a horrible bill that ushered in the economic crisis of the last eight years if we are going to sign up what you seem determined to do why don't you at least have this opt in protection over the records that are being merged and clinton refused to do that. he promised at first and then he betrayed that. that remains the again you're the person i want to address this too. what do
today to pay tribute. year is a little bit of background. she was born in milton, massachusetts, a small town about an hour from boston. in the 1930's she came to new york city to get hurt in a in education at columbia's teachers college. then, along with my father, benjamin fein, former education editor of the new york times and their four daughters, then moved to long island in the early 1950's. in 1971 my parents came to live in key biscayne. she shares her passion for literature with students. she taught at miami-dade college and at the institute for retired professionals before graduating. introduce students to writers of different nationalities and ethnic groups. she opened the door for many. that is why every year we continue to celebrate her spirit and to keep her memory alive. a group ever students even from the study group that gathers tubes discuss literature my mother would have been delighted by such a selection of two pulitzer prize-winning buyer first. down from an oral or two. receiving his pulitzer biography of charles lindbergh. he has also written biographies of max pe
but conservative for massachusetts which is different than being a conservative in texas for example. so he talked about that at the most interesting part of it was when we got to the 47% comment that everybody knows about. that was a crippling moment. i don't think was the decisive moment in the campaign but it was a crippling moment because it crystallized the argument that the obama campaign had been been -- that he was a wealthy plutocrats that was out of touch with ordinary americans who did not understand the lives of many kinds of people that george reported on in "the unwinding." he said the country is polarized and there is 47% that will vote for me and 47% that will vote for the president and there's nothing i can do to get them. you said these are people that go completely dependent on government and feel government owes them something and they will never take control of their own lives. he said i didn't say that and he jumped up. we were in his home outside of boston. he jumped up and went to the kitchen counter where is ipad was charging and unplugged it and pulled it over and he said
will move on to the next call. this is richard in massachusetts. >> hi, i am like you and i need my daily dose of amy's show and i brought your book in cambridge when she interviewed you. my question is three days after 9-11, the congress minus congressman lee, was the only authorization of the use of military force was passed. and bush and obama have used the authorization to do anything they want in the middle east with drones or whatever. my question is do you think that the neo conservatives and liberals will resend that law? can you believe we will have troops in afghanistan until 2024. >> there is a lot there. i think the original authorization was a disaster piece passed because of fear. i tell young people to be watch barbara's speech. imagine being the only decenter in congress on that vote days after the 9-11 attacks took place. there is discussion about repealing or modifying the authorization for the use of military force, but at the end of the day, under the article two of the constitution, the american has the right to control foreign policy. democrats and republicans alike
in massachusetts and not much fun at all. i've written two books now about words, always wanted to write a book about words, alphabet juice and alphabetter juice. i was stoned into doing this by reading a textbook of length with sticks, the notion of the connection between words and their meaning is arbitrary, which doesn't make any sense to me. that would mean that splurge and stint could mean the same thing. stint is a tight little word and splurge is like that. and i think that words have a lot to do with -- not all worlds but lots of words, the best words -- i'll give you an example -- have to do with how they move through your body. this is a little indelicate, but dave has already said shit. that's because there was a python body behind him. he has a reason. i didn't think he was shot. so, okay, the word piss. i was reading a -- somebody analyzing the word urinate. said it cam from the latin word urinory to urinate, that was the formal literary latin word, and the street latin, regular people used the word pissary, from which we get our word piss, and the entomologist was going on to say
past c coverage of the miami book fair and then we are back live. ... and he stopped in massachusetts to get again to eat. he's sitting there in a restaurant and a couple comes up in the man says i know you. you're on the supreme court, right? he says yes. you're stephen breyer, right? he didn't want to embarrass the valid part of his wife, so we said yes, and stephen breyer. they chatted for a while and the patsy question that he didn't expect. justice breyer, what's the best thing about being on the supreme court? he thought for a minute that i'd have to sit the privilege of serving with david souter. [laughter] and then off he went. how can you not love an institution where that's possible even today? [laughter] >> jeffrey, many years ago i worked for the dow jones weekly national observer and i was the backup reporter, court reporter for that paper with nina totenberg, now famous at npr and i'm sure you know nina. nina would come back from covering the court with wonderful little stories from the end i. and it wasn't exactly cost of, but it sheds some light. >> was not disparage g
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